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Unable to get Java plugin activated on Firefox 3.6.6 on Debian

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On Debian installed SUN-JAVA6-JRE and IA32-SUN-JAVA6-BIN and vanilla Firefox 3.6.6

Followed instructions to create symlink libjavaplugin.so -> /usr/lib/jvm/ia32-java-6-sun-1.6.0.20/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so in ~/.mozilla/plugins, but restarting firefox and about:plugins does not show Java plugin.

Also created symlink in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, and in firefox install dir /usr/local/firefox/plugins. but none of this solved the issue.

Please advise

On Debian installed SUN-JAVA6-JRE and IA32-SUN-JAVA6-BIN and vanilla Firefox 3.6.6 Followed instructions to create symlink libjavaplugin.so -> /usr/lib/jvm/ia32-java-6-sun-1.6.0.20/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so in ~/.mozilla/plugins, but restarting firefox and about:plugins does not show Java plugin. Also created symlink in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, and in firefox install dir /usr/local/firefox/plugins. but none of this solved the issue. Please advise

Chosen solution

In Firefox 3.6 and later versions you need the Next-Generation Java™ Plug-In (libnpjp2.so; present in Java 6 U10 and later).

ln -s /usr/local/java/jre1.6.0_20/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so libnpjp2.so
ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libnpjp2.so (java-1_6_0-sun-plugin)


See also Java and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

Acrobat Reader, VMWare console

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-GB; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

More Information

No apparent errors.
Starting firefox in a console window shows no errors.
AcrobatReader and VMWare Console plugins work OK.

cor-el
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In Firefox 3.6 and later versions you need the Next-Generation Java™ Plug-In (libnpjp2.so; present in Java 6 U10 and later).

ln -s /usr/local/java/jre1.6.0_20/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so libnpjp2.so
ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libnpjp2.so (java-1_6_0-sun-plugin)


See also Java and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java

In Firefox 3.6 and later versions you need the Next-Generation Java™ Plug-In (libnpjp2.<i></i>so; present in Java 6 U10 and later). * http://java.com/en/download/faq/firefox_newplugin.xml * http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/install/jre/manual-plugin-install-linux.html ln -s /usr/local/java/jre1.6.0_20/lib/i386/libnpjp2.<i></i>so libnpjp2.<i></i>so ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.<i></i>so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libnpjp2.<i></i>so (java-1_6_0-sun-plugin) See also [[Java]] and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java

Modified by cor-el

rbroberts 0 solutions 1 answers

It took me a while to even find the libnpjp2.so plugin. Sun/Oracle no longer put it in the plugins directory in their download, but in the jre/lib/i386 directory. You will need to link from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to the installed location.

It took me a while to even find the libnpjp2.so plugin. Sun/Oracle no longer put it in the plugins directory in their download, but in the jre/lib/i386 directory. You will need to link from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to the installed location.

Modified by rbroberts